nanaroma

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Hi from Alexandra, Victoria, Australia.   I am very new to tiny building so starting with 1:24 furniture kits.   I hope to learn some techniques from the forum.

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Welcome Roma :wave:

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Welcome!  Looks like the art noveau cabinet from Melissa's MiniWereld?  Looking good!  :)

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Hello. Welcome to the forum. I am from Victoria too. I occasionally worked in the forest around Alexandra and Marysville. Pretty spot! You are clearly into smaller scales, which is great.

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I started at the beginning of 2019 with a lantern garden room which became a shed because I made the potting bench too big, so everything kind of transmogrified into 1:12.   So having handed them over to my daughter at Easter, I wanted to continue building.   The 1:24 change came about because I want to recreate my Nana's house and I don't have a table/workspace big enough.

 

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And they are all from Melissa's Miniwereld, with two armchairs yet to be made.

 

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Welcome to the little family, Roma.  Have you decided on a house to put your pretty furniture into?

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3 hours ago, havanaholly said:

Have you decided on a house

 

6 hours ago, nanaroma said:

 I want to recreate my Nana's house 

I wonder if there is a 1:24 kit that will suit, or is there a scratch build in the works? 

3 hours ago, havanaholly said:

ignore this ... lol

 

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Welcome! I’m a half scale enthusiast too. Your cabinet looks good. I’m looking forward to seeing the chairs. :) 

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5 hours ago, Dalesq said:

Welcome! I’m a half scale enthusiast too. Your cabinet looks good. I’m looking forward to seeing the chairs. :) 

Which chairs did you get?

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I just realised I posted the wrong photo.   To answer all your questions at once, I am working on the plan of my Nana's house, I have made three furniture kits, the crystal cabinet, the dressingtable with the wing mirrors, and the double bed with the slatted head and ends.   No I have two 'Art Deco Lazy Chair' kits waiting.  And I have found some fabric in my stash to cover them.   Everything will be 1930s style but not elegant, more working class.   The wing mirrors are a bit classy for my Nana, but it is so cute.   I have 1930s furniture in my own house so I hope to be able to copy a couple of pieces in basswood.   Fingers crossed.

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1 hour ago, nanaroma said:

So far so good.

So far: excellent! :clap: 

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Thanks so much KathieB.   All encouragement is most welcome xxx

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Looks great Roma. You should post a photo of the little house you are making. I am sure people would love to see it!

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Wow!   Do you think so?   Will I post the real house or my mockup?

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27 minutes ago, nanaroma said:

Wow!   Do you think so?   Will I post the real house or my mockup?

Yes! (both, so we can see your inspiration)  I see your 1:24 dresser drawers will open & close.  I made a kitchen cupboard and a bedroom chest with working drawers for my 1:24 hacienda (I made the kitchen stove, table & chairs from scratch, so you can do it); by the time I got to furnishing my double Fairfields and finished the few 1:24 kits I had I decided the heck with it and the dining room sideboard's drawers are just basswood strips glued into place; as one of my dear forum friends has said, it's all smoke & mirrors.

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This is the photo of my Nana's house, obtained from the real estate agents who sold it in 2014.   My mock-up is 14 and a half inches by 15 inches, but the back of the house is from memory because it was demolished and rebuilt in 1970.   The plastic furniture is my own toys from the 1940s.

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Those kits from Melissa's MiniWereld look awesome!

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Sweet!

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Hey Roma

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